Although WrestleMania 39 is approaching, Matt Riddle is still a long way from WWE. 'The Original Bro' was suspended in December last year after failing two drug tests and was forced to go to rehab on pain of being fired. Fans were hoping to see him in action already at the Royal Rumble, the first big PPV of the new year, but that wasn't the case.
The feeling is that they will have to wait a little longer, since Riddle's name does not appear at all in creative team meetings. The well-known portal 'Ringside News' has been informed by a member of the creative team that there are no plans for Matt and that he is not expected to return anytime soon.
In the latest edition of the podcast 'Cheap Heat', Misha Montana talked about her boyfriend: "Matt is a fantastic guy, I couldn't ask for better. He feels good right now and is really happy. I can assure WWE fans that everything is fine."
Update on Matt Riddle
Time is running out and the odds of seeing Matt Riddle at WrestleMania 39 are getting lower and lower.
We remind you that the 2023 edition of the 'Showcase of the Immortals' will be staged on April 1 and 2 at the SoFi Stadium, a stone's throw from Hollywood. Dave Meltzer, well-known correspondent of the 'Wrestling Observer', revealed some details on the most important show of the year: "Roman Reigns vs Cody Rhodes is scheduled to be the match that will conclude the second night.
There are no official decisions on the first night's main event, but the choice of management should fall on Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley. There would be a big push from sponsors and various political reasons after the men closed both nights last year and it would definitely be a good move to have a women's match main event the first night.
It feels like Flair vs. Ripley is stronger than Bianca Belair vs. Asuka for that spot." WrestleMania 39 will also host the big return of John Cena, who is expected to contend with Austin Theory. Teddy Long recently shared his thoughts about Matt Riddle being possibly shown the door by WWE after his current contract expires in December 2023.
"Well, if he's already on probation, you know what I mean; I don't know what to say, man. Matt Riddle just needs to keep his fingers crossed. But in my opinion, I thought he was very entertaining. I really enjoyed him. But like I said, if it don't make dollars, it don't make sense," said Teddy Long.